AAMC Implementation of the MedBiquitous Curriculum Inventory Data Exchange Standard

May 20, 2014 9:45 - 11:15am

Terri Cameron, MA
Association of American Medical Colleges

The AAMC contracted with MedBiquitous in 2010 to expedite development of a technical standard to facilitate exchange of data among Curriculum Management Systems and the AAMC. MedBiquitous established a Curriculum Inventory Working Group (CIWG), recruited chairs and members, and provided structure and support for Working Group meetings to discuss the hundreds of issues relative to exchange and aggregation of curriculum data. Recognizing that the CI standard should build on existing MedBiquitous standards, the committee chairs from the CI, Competencies, and Educational Trajectory Working Groups met to discuss how the standards should reference each other. The work of the Learning Objects Working Group was also referenced. A schema was developed, tested, and approved by CIWG members, approved by the MedBiq Executive Committee and ANSI, and released for use by vendors, schools, the AAMC, and other entities in March 2012. Since the MedBiquitous CI Data Exchange Standard was developed to be used broadly to exchange curriculum data, the AAMC developed Business Rules that narrowed the schema to meet the needs of the AAMC to produce aggregate reports regarding curriculum content, structure, pedagogy, Over the past two years, the Standard has been used by 11 Curriculum Management System vendors and close to 20 medical schools to produce an XML file of curriculum data based on the MedBiquitous Data Exchange Standard, and reports are now being generated based on the data.